St. Peter's Square
A man wearing a mask walks in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The data being projected by various sources that are tracking the global statistics show that Germany, France, Spain, virtually the entire eurozone, as well as the United States, are only one to two weeks behind Italy.

The US has about 2.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

By comparison, Japan and South Korea have 12 hospital beds per 1,000, or four times the capacity.

The measures instituted in Japan and South Korea have seen the number of new cases drastically curbed.

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Italian phrase of the day
ItalianEnglishDialect
Amico con tutti, fidati di nessuno [fi'-da-ti]Like everybody and trust no one.Italian